[Gajim-devel] Fallback to OSS when no soundplayer found

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Mon Apr 11 18:13:50 CEST 2011

On 04/11/2011 06:09 PM, Zhihao Yuan wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Yann Leboulanger<asterix at lagaule.org>  wrote:
>> On 04/11/2011 05:55 PM, Zhihao Yuan wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Maybe for a Linux user, aplay is always available; but for many
>>> FreeBSD users like me, we don't have any soundplay (even ossplay)
>>> installed by default. Our own oss implementation is much better than
>>> 4Front's, and we don't use esound or arts.
>>> This patch make use of wave and ossaudiodev which where built into
>>> python, and it deal with little endian wav sound.
>> I see 2 problems with that:
>> 1/ it's blocking, so playing a sound blocks UI. We need to run that in a
>> thread
>> 2/ What happens if you try to play 2 sounds at the same time? (2 contacts
>> connects at the same time)
> Blocking can be solved by thread.
> Mixing depends on your OSS implementation. For BSDs, our kernel OSS
> driver has the mixing support. Linux is the only distro (AFAIK) that
> come with a OSS which does not support mixing.

So we need to use your code only under BSD

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